The food was definitely spicy (and also very tasty)... but I think that ghost pepper salsa I've been eating at home prepared me for it. I didn't do too bad. Of the 4 people competing with me, I finished second. And since I came in first for foreigners I even won a 1000 Peso prize! Here's a clip from a local morning show
These guys are the actual winners (the guy ate all his food in 1:04. Not sure what my time was... But at least 2 or 3 minutes)
Laura was curious to try the Bicol express, so we ordered some the next night (this one was fish rather than the tradional pork). I think this one was less spicy than the one I had for the competition.
A fun (and hot) few days here. We'll post more when we can.
|View of Mount Mayon, over the harbor|